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The World’s Greenest Granny Flat.
For Dreamers Who Change the World

Small enough to fit in your backyard.

Big enough to live your dreams

Smart enough to save on energy bills and… the world

Easy to buy. Just choose if you want to build it yourself
Or, we can build it for you. Your choice.

There’s more to them than meets the eye…

Uncompromising energy efficiency to warm and cool you naturally.

Imagine being so cool in summer – people think the air con is on.
You’ll be cosy warm in winter with the sun.

So sustainable and solar passive it’ll blow your mind.
Think 8 or 9 energy rated stars (out of 10)

They’re healthy, natural and will last a lifetime.

 

Just choose to DIY or we’ll build it for you.

 

Create a dream-world in your backyard.

How it Works

Our straw bale granny flats use straw bale panels which are 205mm wide.  One side is clad, the other side is rendered. 

STEP 1 Choose your size:
a) 34m2 granny flat
b) 60m2
c) custom, use your own design

The fastest, most affordable option is our design because it’s been tested and
Yes you can change the internal layouts of our designs. 

STEP 2 Choose how you want it built:
a) We send you all of the materials as a kit (you build it DIY as an Owner Builder or with your Builder)
b) We build it for you

STEP 3 Choose your finish:
a) Clad or render on the exterior walls
b) Clad or render on the interior walls
c) External walls clad and the interior walls earth renders (easiest, fastest and most affordable option)

The panels come shipped to site with ply on one side and 1 coat of render on the other side as the standard most affordable option

34m2 Strawbale Granny Flat DIY

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Granny Flat Plan

Straw Bale Granny Flat 60m2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re seriously interested, tell us more about your granny flat dream

  • We'll have a look online to see if we can find other information about where you're building.
  • For plans, contracts and when we contact council we'll need this info
  • List the council where you'll be building if in NSW.
  • How are you going to use it?
  • What size/price range?
  • We just want to help you get what you want as fast as you want.
  • Slab on ground is most thermally efficient. However piers/joists are the cheapest, they're also best for slopes & owner builders
  • We're getting closer to working out which option is best for you
  • We'll try to help you. First, we need your help to work out your timing: - Plans (if you use the Viva granny flat design allow 1 month, if you have a custom design allow 3 months)- Council (depending on your council and land allow anything from 4 weeks to 2 months)- Pricing (usually our granny flats are a standard price. If you want changes, we'll have to make adjustments)- Contracts (allow 1-2 weeks for you to know everything)- Build time is a few weeks from when we're ready to start and you've got approvals, finance and contract organised
  • We just want to see how far along you are. If you need help or not
  • If you are using a bank, do you have pre-approval We've found that for us to help you, it's important that you are practical and realistic. So that means being proactive, get clear on what you can and want to afford. Start a budget in excel. Get quotes for site costs so you know what costs what
  • Examples of Site costs include: council fees, engineer's plans, geotech report, surveyor's plans, special reports (wildlife, bushfire, nature), driveway, landscaping, BASIX, drawings Services include: power, water, water tanks, gas, solar PV, septic - Include cost to buy land in addition to site costs, if you haven't already got your land - incl stamp duty and legalities NOTE: Site costs can be around $20,000 to $50,000 depending on what you need to do.
  • It's important for you to know what you can afford and whether we can help you achieve your goal. Our goal is for you to have a really great building experience with us. For you to have surplus money after we've built is a great goal for everyone. - Please read our FAQ to see what our estimates are.
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  • Add Site costs (excl land cost) + Granny Flat build budget = your overall project budget... simples
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  • Sometimes people have an idea in their mind what they want. Can you please, in less than 500 characters, tell us what looks and feels like.
  • The more information you give us about what you are thinking of, the better it is for us so that we can get a snapshot quickly.
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The Essential Straw Bale Home Building Consumer Guides…

Four ‘must-have’ Reports When Building Any Straw Bale Home, Studio or Granny Flat

#1 The 65 Fundamental Building Steps
#2 Viva’s “Lickity Split” 2 Bedroom Plans
#3 Two Proven Lime Render Recipes
#4 Vital Budgeting Spreadsheet

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